considerable developer skills, especially when migrating existing
client/server applications to the Web. A new wave of software infrastructure
providers is leveraging Java expertise to create enterprise-caliber Rich
Internet Applications. This session will discuss building and deploying AJAX
(Asynchronous Java + XML) applications using the Java server platform as a
The tech IPO market goes in cycles, just like how spring is followed by
summer, autumn and winter and then returns in a year again. A well respected
VC shared with me some of his studies on the cyclic nature of the IPO market
– one of the key conclusions is that the peak between two adjacent IPO
markets is about nine years. Using this as a rough benchmark, the next IPO
boom is around the corner.
So is 2007 the year of tech IPO resurgence? There are positive signs.
According to RedHerring: “If you think the shopping malls are crowded
this holiday season, take a look at... (more)
This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters
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A Brief History of AJAX
On April 30, 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free for
anyone to use and the Web took off, jumping from 130 Web sites in 1993, to ... (more)
There are two secret sauces for making a web site successful: SEO and WPO.
Ok, I guess everyone knows about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) now. SEO
was a secret sauce 5-10 years ago. At that time, not everyone was aware of
SEO. These who did SEO ended up being very successful. But have you heard of
WPO? Are you doing WPO to your web site? Most people would answer "no". So
WPO (Web Performance Optimization) remains as the one and only secret sauce.
What is Web Performance Optimization?
Do you hate slow web sites? Have you ever abandoned your online activity
because the web site ... (more)
This article originally appeared in XML-Journal on March 10, 2004
XML is a simple, flexible text format initially designed for large-scale
electronic publishing. It is flexible, open, and human-readable, and can be
learned easily. XML can also be generated, parsed, analyzed, and transformed
easily. It's no wonder that XML has been widely used for server-side
computing: J2EE, .NET, and Web services.
However, we have not seen significant use of XML on the client side to date.
When we write client-side code, we are likely using HTML/DHTML for
browser-based applications, Win32 for Wi... (more)